Lazio striker Felipe Caicedo is likely to leave the Biancocelesti in the upcoming January transfer window, with Fiorentina seriously interested, according to a report from Italian media outlet Cittaceleste.it earlier today.
The report details how the 32-year-old Ecuadorian forward, who is contracted to the Roman club until 2022, was supposed to leave Lazio in the summer.
Caicedo reached an agreement with Qatari side Al-Gharafa, but they couldn’t reach an agreement with Lazio, who wanted €6 million, whilst the Qatari side only offered up to €4 million.
The Ecuadorian did not take it well and believes that the team did not keep to their word, considering that they guaranteed they’d satisfy his requests.
Caicedo is also unhappy to immediately find himself back on the bench again after scoring multiple decisive goals this season, although he doesn’t blame coach Simone Inzaghi and understands that his friend Ciro Immobile is ahead of him in the hierarchies.
The 32-year-old wants to leave in January and president Claudio Lotito is willing to settle for €5 million this time, with the player’s entourage already looking for the best club.
Fiorentina are a serious option. Patrick Cutrone could leave in January and the club need a goal scorer.
Contacts have already begun between the clubs and Fiorentina president Rocco Commisso may try to get a discount on the €5 million. An agreement with the player (who currently earns €2.3 million including add-ons per season until 2022) shouldn’t be hard to reach.